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Futako Tamagawa riverside view, Tokyo, Japan, in infra red

This Time Last Year: Infra-Red at Futako Tamagawa In my occasional series of ‘let’s look up a photo I took exactly a year ago’ here is one from the riverside in southern Tokyo, taken in infra-red. I love how these … Continue reading

Azusa: modelling in abandoned buidling - haikyo - in Japan
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Model and haikyo, Part 1: Azusa in Kinugawa

Last weekend I took a crowd of passionate photographers up to the Nikko area for some haikyo [abandoned building] action. We also took along Azusa, a model I work with a fair bit here in Tokyo. My plan all along … Continue reading

Bored at work: Oimachi, Tokyo
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Bored at work

This pharmacist had obviously had a long day and was getting bore by the time 5pm rolled around. I was outside with a couple of friends, having a drink at a streetside standing bar. Gear? Nikon D700 Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 … Continue reading

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Cherry blossoms from momiji: Sankeien Gardens, Yokohama, Japan

Re-posting this one on the front page because it was almost a year ago I shot this and it was such a nice day out. Plus, the IR camera really made this scene surreal. The foliage was momiji [maple] but … Continue reading

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Azusa in Kyushu: a magazine style mock-up from the recent workshop

One of the shots I took on the workshop I did recently in Miyazaki, Kyushu. Nikon D700 Nikkor 300mm f/4

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Tokyo Station renewal: in praise of looking up

Went down to see Tokyo Station without the construction going on for the first time in years. Seemed a good time to shoot pictures of people shooting pictures….. More pics here on my Japanorama website: http://japanorama.co.uk/2012/10/15/tokyo-station-renewal-in-praise-of-looking-up/

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Satoru Masunaga

In September 2011 I was asked to accompany a journalist and shoot some pics to go with his story on Masunaga Optical, spectacle maker based in Fukui, Japan. This is Satoru Masunaga current president of the company and grandson of … Continue reading

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Shinyong in Miyazaki: Where the waves break….

This was one of the beautiful locations I found during the build-up to last week’s workshop in Miyazaki. The beach near Mimitsu old town was full of character, had some cool concrete structures and we got there just as the … Continue reading

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Layers, reflections: a train ride back from Uraga

Myself, my two sons and my nephew went down to Uraga yesterday to see a house we were interested to look at. Never made it as the weather was awful and I didn’t fancy walking 15mins from the station in … Continue reading

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Waves of emotion: Natsuki and I get wet for some art

Gotta say that this was one of my favourite parts of last weekend’s workshop in Kyushu: getting in the sea and getting wet to get some great shots. Natsuki is a model that defies explanation. And I mean that in … Continue reading

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A Little Piece of Qatar in Japan: Qatar Japan Week, 2012

This week I have been shooting for a client at the Qatar Japan Week in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. It’s a week-long festival of cultural and business exchange. Plus, the whole thing is hosted in a replica of the Waif Souk.. … Continue reading

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Mount Fuji sunset: Ami on the beach at Kamakura

One I shot a few weeks ago when my eldest son, daughter and I went down to Kamakura. Beautiful sunset, great views of Mount Fuji and Ami enjoyed the sea until it was dark…. Nikon D700 Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8

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Satisfying Experience: Shibuya, Tokyo, in the rain….

I was out two nights ago doing a night photography lesson for a student whose husband had bought her some lessons as a gift. We’d be trying to catch up for ages but she was busy, I was busy and … Continue reading

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Rainbow at sunset over Tokyo, Japan

Was sat at my desk doing some work and went outside for a smoke then spotted the rainbow. Yes, I know smoking is bad for you but I gotta say that some of the best shots I have ever taken … Continue reading

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Mount Fuji at Sunset from Kamakura Beach

Shot the other week when I took the kids to Kamakura’s north beach. Beautiful sunset. Even the guy who runs one of the beach bars there said he’d never seen a better one. Nikon D700 Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8

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It’s all about the light | Yurakucho, Tokyo

I love re-visiting the same location over and over again. It’s how I spot the nuances of a place. The place gets under my skin and I don’t worry about having to wait for things to happen. Plus, visiting the … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago Today | Lady Under The Bridge, Hammamatsucho, Tokyo

I shot this whilst out doing a lesson on street photography for Gisle Daus when he was in town for a few days. It was a great couple of hours, as I recall. Gisle is great company. The day was … Continue reading

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Suburban Girl | Yumi Glams-Up Yashio

As a foreigner in Japan, I get stared at: often. It doesn’t bother me at all. So it doesn’t really bother me to go the next step and do stuff that might get me stared at even back in my … Continue reading

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Summer in Tokyo | Mother and daughter, Akihabara

Was digging through my back-catalogue today: this one is from 2010. In fact, two years ago exactly. I remember it being a viciously hot day. The weather at the moment is cooking up pretty good. Not a big fan of … Continue reading

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Holy Waters | Asakusa, Tokyo

I spent a few hours out shooting with a French guy whose in Japan for a while on holiday. He had a few things he wanted to improve with his photography, namely ‘seeing’. We spent 15 or 20mins around this … Continue reading

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Two Wrecks, One Beauty | Yumi in Yashio

Seeing a recent picture of Kate Moss shot in really brutal HDR made me wonder about shooting models like that. I didn’t actually do this HDR but it’s sort of processed a little to look like that, with the structure … Continue reading

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People I See in Tokyo: The Policeman & His Chin

Shot in late April 2012 If you’ve ever heard of Jimmy Hill then you’ll see this photo and probably think of him: I bet you…. Shot this in Yanaka a month or six weeks ago. Was shooting someone else but … Continue reading

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People I See in Tokyo: Mondrian Girl

Shot in late May 2012 Okachimachi, where I shot this, is a favourite part of Tokyo for me. One of the first areas of town I shot in, about 13 years ago, and still as interesting now as then. This … Continue reading

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Kōmyō-ji Temple, Kamakura, in infra-red

Shot sometime in late April 2012 Digging out a few files from the past month/six weeks and this one was shot whilst I was doing a photo-tour for a lady in town from Singapore. We’d followed a favourite route of … Continue reading

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Cheeky Kids

Shot 23rd May 2012 A quick from-the-hip shot of my two eldest a few weeks back: we were coming home from a walk and some food somewhere across town. Ami looking typically cheeky. Good example of how to use the … Continue reading

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Rainy Season Comes to Japan | Shooting Tokyo in the Rain

Shot 3rd May 2012 One from a day out in the rain last week when I was with a couple in town from Singapore who were keen to photograph around Tokyo and learn more about their cameras. Shot in Ameyokocho. … Continue reading

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Ameyokocho, Tokyo | Walking Home in the Rain

Shot 27th April 2012 Last one of my rain shots from yesterday, for now anyway. I have some editing to do for clients and a slideshow to build for +Shinyong Lee , of the shots we did in the studio … Continue reading

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Tokyo In The Rain | Waiting to Cross

Shot 27th April 2012 Another one from yesterday, shot in Okachimachi as I was heading home. Great place to shoot and one of the first places in Tokyo I shot street, all the way back in 2000. Great light, lots … Continue reading

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When Bokeh Is The Only Way

Shot 27th April 2012 The fad for bokeh [the out of focus-ness] has its ups and downs. For some it’s pointing the camera at the nearest christmas tree or set of traffic lights and de-focusing the lens. Fine, if that … Continue reading

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Tokyo Street Photography With Flash

Shot 26th April 2012 Getting close and shooting with a flash in the street is probably something I would never have done had three things not occured in my life: 1. Making friends with Charlie Kirk some years ago in … Continue reading